DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Bell Gully

Corporate/Commercial

9 ranked lawyersBand 1New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Acclaimed bench of highly skilled corporate lawyers with an impressive blue-chip client base. In addition to handling high-value mergers, demergers, joint ventures and acquisitions, it has an extensive offering in capital markets, private equity and restructuring as well as corporate governance matters. Handles transactions across a multitude of industries, including energy, construction and finance.

Work highlights

Advised British private equity firm Apax Partners on its successful NZD2.56 billion bid for e-commerce company Trade Me.

Notable practitioners

Amon Nunns is praised by clients for his provision of "reliable advice and good service." He frequently acts for clients in relation to corporate acquisitions and capital market transactions.

Anna Buchly frequently acts for private equity outfits and listed companies in relation to substantial corporate transactions. A client describes her as "a super helpful practitioner."

Brynn Gilbertson is an established and highly respected figure in the market, noted for his experience acting in relation to major M&A transactions. His clientele includes prominent companies in the media and construction sectors.

Dean Alderton is noted for his experience acting on M&A transactions, his clients including players in the technology and energy sectors.

Glenn Joblin acts for clients in the insurance and media sectors, among others, whom he often advises in relation to corporate transactions.

Haydn Wong is regarded by clients as "a standout corporate and commercial practitioner." A seasoned figure in the market, he is noted for his experience acting on public M&A and private equity transactions.

James Cooney is well regarded for his work advising clients in relation to both international and domestic M&A transactions, operating in a number of sectors including healthcare and natural resources.

James Gibson is a highly regarded practitioner, noted for his work assisting major corporates and private equity groups in relation to some of New Zealand's largest corporate transactions.

Toby Sharpe is respected practitioner, often acting on ECM and M&A transactions for clients in the financial services and technology sectors.

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Overview

Our corporate and commercial practice has earned a national and international reputation for providing practical, commercial and innovative legal advice. Our team advises on some of the country's most significant commercial, outsourcing and M&A projects, as well as day to day matters for our key clients.

Our large corporate and commercial team provides market-leading advice on all relevant areas, including commercial law, intellectual property, competition law / trade practices, e-commerce, industry-specific and general regulatory compliance issues, organisational restructures, corporate governance and insurance advice.

We also routinely advise on transactional projects, including joint ventures, M&A, friendly and hostile takeovers of public companies, private equity, capital markets and securities transactions to support our clients’ growth objectives. As the clear first choice New Zealand law firm for international clients, we regularly advise on cross-border transactions. A core part of our practice also involves providing day-to-day support on commercial contracts, on a cost effective basis.

Our strong track record working with major New Zealand and multinational companies, financial institutions and government agencies on the most significant transactions and operational issues is the source of our reputation. Independent legal and financial research houses consistently recognise our corporate and M&A practice as the market leader in New Zealand.

Clients

Blackstone

BP International

Crown Fibre Holdings

Fletcher Building

Hewlett Packard

HNA Group

Nuplex Industries

Vodafone Group

Corporate/Commercial Department

Bell Gully

firm
Department location

Vero Centre

48 Shortland Street

PO Box 4199

Auckland

Auckland

New Zealand

1140

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 16 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New Zealand

Corporate/Commercial


Amon Nunns
Up and Coming
Anna Buchly
Band 3
Brynn Gilbertson
Band 1
Dean Alderton
Band 4
Glenn Joblin
Band 4